We pay out

  • the Higher Education Discretionary Funds
  • the Higher Education Childcare Fund
  • the European and International Discretional Fund

We refer to all as Discretionary Funds.

Eligibility

Full time undergraduate students

You are eligible to apply to the Discretionary Funds if you are in receipt of the maximum student loan available to you from your UK Funding Authority. Any EU or Overseas students finding themselves in unexpected financial difficulty, can apply to our small European and International Discretional Fund.

Part time undergraduate students

You are eligible to apply for Discretionary Funds if 

  1. you meet the SAAS residence criteria and, 
  2. are studying a course as part of a degree programme.

UK postgraduate students

You can also apply if in financial difficulty. Students eligible for funding from SAAS or SFE need to have taken out the maximum funding available to them before they are eligible to apply for assistance from the Discretionary Funds.

Please note that students in receipt of an Education Psychology training grant as part of the two year MSc in Educational Psychology will not be entitled to support from the PG Discretionary Funds.

PGDE students in receipt of the STEM Training Bursary provided by the Scottish Government would also need to have taken out the maximum SAAS funding to which they are eligible, to be able to apply to the Discretionary Funds.